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brachiosaurus Line breaks: bra¦chio|saurus
Pronunciation: /ˌbrakɪə(ʊ)ˈsɔːrəs/

Definition of brachiosaurus in English:


A huge herbivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic to mid Cretaceous periods, with forelegs much longer than the hind legs.
  • Genus Brachiosaurus, infraorder Sauropoda, order Saurischia
Example sentences
  • They found embedded in solid rock what they believe to be the pelvis of a primitive sauropod, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur similar to better-known creatures such as brachiosaurus and diplodocus.
  • As Christians who reject evolutionary theory, the family scoffed at the park's dinosaur attractions, which date the apatosaurus, brachiosaurus and the like to prehistoric times.
  • Apparently, palaeontologists have wondered for years as to why the brachiosaurus didn't collapse under its own weight.


Modern Latin, from Greek brakhiōn 'arm' + sauros 'lizard'.

Words that rhyme with brachiosaurus

brontosaurus, canorous, chorus, Epidaurus, giganotosaurus, Horus, megalosaurus, pelorus, porous, sorus, stegosaurus, Taurus, thesaurus, torus, tyrannosaurus
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